EMPIRE’s New Season Starts September 23 And Take A Look

Posted on July 28, 2015

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 Follow me on Twitter @WilliamGMcCray and Instagram @SirWilliamGMcCrayIII to keep up on the latest!  The season two premiere of Empire is just under two months away.  But the show is already drumming up excitement for fans, and released a new teaser on Wednesday.

The 30-second clip had no dialogue, but gave a few glimpses of what we can expect when the runaway hit series returns.
And that’s how the Cookie crumbles: A new promo for Empire’s second season was released on Wednesday

Perhaps the most exciting moment in the promo is the final one, where we see Lucious Lyon clad in an orange prison jumpsuit, as he receives a visit from ex-wife Cookie.

Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) has a look of utter disdain on her face as she glances up at her former husband, while sitting in the jail’s visitation area. 

Those who watched the season one finale will know the rapper turned Empire records founder, played by Terrence Howard, is facing charges for murder.

  
Behind bars: Lucious Lyon is in jail after being arrested for murder, and we catch a glimpse of him in the clip

  
Utter disdain: While the promo has no dialogue, Cookie’s face says it all when she goes to visit her ex-husband in prison

  
What’s going on here?: It looks like Cookie is taking part in some kind of performance that involves her being in a cage

It’s quite a change from how the series kicked off, with Cookie getting out of prison after serving a 17-year sentence for drug dealing.

We also catch a glimpse of Cookie in a cage, apparently for some kind of performance as she has a golden microphone in hand.

Meanwhile, things appear to be going well for Jamal, who is seen performing for a huge crowd, surrounded by people holding pickets and with a big sign behind him reading ‘#FREELUCIOUS’.

Last month, the show’s creator Lee Daniels revealed that filming on season two had begun, and shared a video of Chris Rock, who was on set at Chicago’s Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

  
Wowing the crowd: Jamal is seen performing for a large audience, suggesting things are going well for him

  
FREELUCIOUS’: Jamal is joined by several picketers hoping to get Lucious freed from jail

  
They’re all back: Cookie takes a stroll through the office with Anika, Andre and Hakeem

  
Why so smug?: Suited up Andre has a smile on his face as he is seen alongside mother Cookie

The 50-year-old will play a man from Lucious’ past who is also a prisoner at the same jail.

Just like in the first season, plans can expect to see plenty of famous faces acting as guest stars in season two.

Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, and Lenny Kravitz will all be making appearances, while Marisa Tomei has landed a recurring role.

Empire’s second season will also be longer, made up of 18 episodes with a mid-season finale in the winter. The show returns to Fox on September 23. 

  
Bigger and better: Season two, which kicks off on September 23, will be made up of 18 episodes

   
 

Special guests: Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, and Lenny Kravitz will all be making guest appearances, while Marisa Tomei has landed a recurring role 

  
Ooh la la: It looks like there will be plenty of racy outfits involved when the runaway hit series returns